Horse POed, not really. Out of balance and struggling-for sure. Horses do not love or hate, they merely try to 'get alone' within the perimeters we set for them whether they are fair or not. So we have to have clear ideas of what we want and how to get there. And try to always set them up for success and not failure or things which can be injurious (even though sometimes it may just be because we don't know what we don't know).
Honest question for a h/j rider: would you try to land off a fence and turn in this way? Likely no. The perimeters are much the same.
I was only following instruction here and we were trying something new- I do not know anything about dressage but I trusted my instructor who does. I take into consideration the safety and health of my horse which is why I haven't attempted this since- but it was an honest moment of feeling good about how well he tried.
I realize perhaps it did come across as a set up for critique, but I pointed out I didn't want it afterwards, (since my original post won't let me edit) yet it continues on….. I would have posted in a critique thread originally if I wanted critique. My intent for this post was a proudful moment that he is trying at ground aids. I didn't expect this feedback and I am really disheartened by it.